ive been a smoker for over 30 years but ive also been a strong proponent of marijuana use too ,recent studies show how the chemicals in cannabis when
smoked or vaporised help protect the lungs along with many other beneficial side effects ..(check out rick simpsons running from the cure on youtube)
..i firmly believe that tobacco when used in its natural form produces a substance when smoked that helps protect the lungs by forming a mucus layer
,niacin, but personally im moving over to vaporising tobacco using a portable device called the iolite ..great for stealth use of sacred herbs too
ive thought it odd for a few years now how the uk government has been hell bent on getting people to stop smoking ,whether this is to boost sales of
nicotine patches and gums or to make more people sicker by the act of withdrawal im not entirely sure ,nicotine is more addictive than heroin and im
sure most people will know about the withdrawal of such strong painkilling substances .
my main concern with tobacco use is this ..if i want to use it then no government has soveriegnty over my body as far as im concerned ..if i want to
stick 200 ciggies in my mouth and light up then it should be none of their business ..in fact the more they say dont the more i want to ..just say no
never worked for me back in the 80s and it wont work now .
here are is just a small list of peer reviewed work looking into the benfits of marijuana(cannabis ..marijuana is still reguarded as slang and
Below is a list of published papers relating to clinical trials of Sativex. Papers are listed in chronological order. GW continues to submit papers
for publication on a regular basis and this page will be updated as new publications emerge.
Rog D, Nurmikko T, Young C. Oromucosal delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol/Cannabidiol for Neuropathic Pain Associated with Multiple Sclerosis: An
Uncontrolled,Open-Label, 2-Year Extension Trial. Clinical Therapeutics. 2007;29(9):2068-79.
Collin C, Davies P, Mutiboko IK, Ratcliffe S. Randomized controlled trial of cannabis-based medicine in spasticity caused by multiple sclerosis.
European Journal of Neurology. 2007;14:290-6.
Wade DT, Makela PM, House H, Bateman C, Robson P. Long-term use of a cannabis-based medicine in the treatment of spasticity and other symptoms in
multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis. 2006;12(5):639-45.
Blake DR, Robson P, Ho M, Jubb RW, McCabe CS. Preliminary assessment of the efficacy, tolerability and safety of a cannabis-based medicine (Sativex)
in the treatment of pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2006;45(1):50-2.
Barnes MP. Sativex: clinical efficacy and tolerability in the treatment of symptoms of multiple sclerosis and neuropathic pain. Expert Opinion on
Rog DJ, Nurmikko TJ, Friede T, Young AH. Randomized controlled trial of cannabis medicine in central pain due to multiple sclerosis. Neurology.
Perras C. Sativex for the management of multiple sclerosis symptoms. Issues in Emerging Health Technologies. 2005;72:1-4.
Wade DT, Makela P, Robson P, House H, Bateman C. Do cannabis-based medicinal extracts have general or specific effects on symptoms in multiple
sclerosis? A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study on 160 patients. Multiple Sclerosis. 2004;10:1-8.
Notcutt W, Price M, Miller R, Newport S, Phillips C, Simmons S, et al. Initial experiences with medicinal extracts of cannabis for chronic pain:
Results from 34 'N of 1' studies. Anaesthesia. 2004;59(5):440-52.
Nicholson AN, Turner C, Stone BM, Robson P. Effect of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol on Nocturnal Sleep and Early-Morning Behavior in
Young Adults. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 2004;24(3):305-13.
Brady CM, DasGupta R, Dalton C, Wiseman OJ, Berkley KJ, Fowler CJ. An open-label pilot study of cannabis-based extracts for bladder dysfunction in
advanced multiple sclerosis. Multip
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